• Seaweed farmer seeks lease transfer

    Seaweed farmer seeks lease transfer

    Sarah Redmond, the owner of Springtide Seaweed, has put in an application to be added to the lease of James West, who has had an experimental and commercial horizontal longline culture of marine algae at the 35-acre parcel since 2013.

  • New downtown businesses springing up

    New downtown businesses springing up

    After a long pandemic winter, spring is inching its way into Ellsworth’s downtown streets. Flowers may not yet be blooming apart from inside The Bud Connection, but merchants are betting on a booming business climate as Memorial Day nears.

  • Gouldsboro selectmen launch town manager search

    Gouldsboro selectmen launch town manager search

    Rice said at least half of the potential candidates sought an annual salary starting at $80,000. He noted this caliber of applicants, who possess sufficient experience in municipal administration, typically balk if the pay is any less and don’t pursue an interview. Nowadays, he added, serious contenders also don’t expect to be treasurer and tax collector and carry out some everyday transactions as part of the job. “They aren’t ready to do it and they haven’t done it in the past,” he said.

  • Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Renee S. Miranda, 54, Bucksport. OUI (alcohol) at Bucksport, May 16, 2020. $500. Jail two days. License suspended 150 days. Use of drug paraphernalia at Bucksport, May 16, 2020. $300.  Stephanie J. McKinnon, 31, Bucksport. Operating while license suspended

  • Hancock County Sheriff

    Hancock County Sheriff

    Pickup truck gets struck on trail ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Regional Communications Center got a call for help from a woman in Sullivan reporting that she and her boyfriend had gotten their pickup truck stuck on the Donnell Pond Trail just after 11 p.m. on March 28. “They were over 3 miles in on

  • COVID cases prompt closures

    By Anne Berleant and Rebecca Alley  ELLSWORTH – Students at Sumner Memorial High School are learning remotely this week following a case of COVID-19, according to an April 5 letter from Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) Superintendent Michael Eastman. Students are scheduled to return to in-person learning Monday, April 12. The letter states that

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